One way to ensure that your wired computer is properly connected to the router is by checking its physical connection. You can also check the network activity between the router and your computer.
To check if your wired computer is properly connected to the Linksys router, you will need to perform four steps:
i. Check the physical connection to the router
Make sure that the computer is connected to one of the four Ethernet ports of the router and the modem should be connected to the Internet port using working cables.
NOTE: For detailed instructions of checking the computer's connection to the router using a Mac® computer, click here.
ii. Check the LEDs
The Linksys router’s LEDs indicate the status of the router’s connection. After connecting the broadband modem and the computer to the router, make sure that the LEDs are properly lit. For more instructions, click here.
iii. Check the IP Address of the computer
The IP Address of the computer is another indication that the computer is properly connected to the router.
iv. Ping the router
A Ping test helps to trace the communication between the computer and the router. The computer sends packets to the router and in return, the router sends out replies to validate the connection. To learn how to check your computer’s connection to the router through ping test, click here.